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Address: 1 Railroad Plaza, Route 10 West and Whippany Road, Whippany, NJ 07981-0016
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+1 973-887-8177
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Sun 12:00 - 16:00

The Whippany Railway Museum has been bringing to life the history of New...

The Whippany Railway Museum has been bringing to life the history of New Jersey's railroads to the public. Offering family entertainment for young and old alike. Weekly excursions and events are a thrill for the whole family.

Since 1965 the Whippany Railway Museum is dedicated to Preserving the Heritage and History of the Railroads of New Jersey through the Restoration, Preservation, Interpretation and Operation of Historic Railroad Equipment and Artifacts from New Jersey and the immediate vicinity.

We offer excursion rides 15 times a year, including our Easter Bunny Express, and our famous Santa Claus Special. During the Summer we have our Excursion Train Rides, that feature our collection of restored cabooses.

The museum is open every ride day as well as Sundays from 12pm to 4pm during the months from May to September. The museum features vintage train memorabilia & information as well as a museum shop

You can wander our grounds and see our collection of vintage rolling stock as well as steam and diesel engines. There is also a outdoor model railroad with almost a quarter mile of track.

For more Information and to purchase tickets for all our ride dates, visit our web site

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fun fall fest

We have been here a few times, most recently for the fall festival. There are local vendors and the fall is a lovely time of year to get some homemade craft items.The model trains... read more

Reviewed 13 March 2017
Cristina R
Whippany, New Jersey
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Whippany, New Jersey
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22 reviews
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Reviewed 13 March 2017 via mobile

We have been here a few times, most recently for the fall festival. There are local vendors and the fall is a lovely time of year to get some homemade craft items.The model trains are fun and my son had a good time. We did not take the train ride, though it looked like a lot of fun.

Thank Cristina R
Livingston, New Jersey, United States
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7 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 February 2017

fun times with the kids. the museum is small but cute. not bad for close to home. The train ride was short but the scenery was nice.

1 Thank Elaine M
New York City, New York
2 reviews
Reviewed 3 January 2017 via mobile

My family and I were super excited about this experience over the holidays. This should have been amazing for a 3 yo. Wrong! Definitely not worth the money. The whole event needs updating and love. The train was so dirty and performers looked bored.

Thank ExLocal2000
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22 reviews
7 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 24 December 2016 via mobile

We just arrived home and had the best time. From the greeting cashiers to the RR operators, they were extremely accommodating to my mom whom is almost wheel-chair bound. Everything is clean and the train staff is engaging with the kids. The North Pole is very cute. Definitely worth a trip with the younger kids.

Thank Renee R
Morristown, New Jersey
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329 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 September 2016

This has always been a favorite with our family and friends. We started coming here for the Santa Train. We'd visit the museum, look at the displays, history and running train sets. Then we'd ride in the caboose (our favorite part of the train) and wait for Santa to come by. Then the Easter Bunny Train was added and we... More 

Thank Regina D
Lambertville, New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 September 2016

this is a very well run museum housed in an old railroad freight house....the grounds are beautifully groomed making it easy to see the displays...the displays inside the museum are also very interesting even to the non railroad hobbiest....the have an operating o scale layout in the building, which the children love, and and operating garden railroad outside. they run... More 

Thank baron13
New Jersey
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Reviewed 10 September 2016 via mobile

The Whippany Train Museum will not be running the Santa Train this year 2016 because The M & E will be running the Polar Ezpress. We will miss the Santa Train.

Thank TeaLadyNewJersey
Stamford, United Kingdom
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426 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 September 2016

We visited but it was closed it appears to open about 4 times a year. It looks good - some interesting rolling stock, but overall disappointing

Thank BobStamford
Hackettstown NJ
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Reviewed 24 August 2016 via mobile

Been here a few times with my 5 year old. Loves trains and they have plenty here. Even o scale hobby train display in the back. It can get busy on holidays and special events but not overwhelming. Santa train was a short ride with plenty of characters. About 30 to 40 minutes of riding is ok for me. Nice... More 

Thank Jim-Kristen
Woodbridge, New Jersey
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Reviewed 11 August 2016

If you are local to this area, you might want to take your young kids for a first time Railway museum. Very few cars, but interesting to be able to touch and feel their size.

Thank Walid A

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